2015 Mercedes-AMG GT shows its camouflaged body, promises aluminum space frame

Article by Christian A., on June 11, 2014

Mercedes-Benz revealed today new teaser images with the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT in its Driving Performance magazine. The photos show a camouflaged Mercedes-AMG GT and according to the magazine, the vehicle features a muscular, never ending front, just like the SLS AMG.

Moreover, the article in the magazine says that the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT will ride on an aluminum space frame in order to be superlight. Although it wasn’t confirmed yet, the Mercedes-AMG GT is expected to use a twin-turbo V8 engine that will deliver around 400 hp in the base version, 500 hp in the most powerful version and 570 hp in the Black Series version.

The new twin-turbo V8 engine will replace the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that powers the SLS AMG as well as the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that powers most of the current AMG models. The engine will be mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission that delivers the power to the rear wheels.

According to several sources, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4.0 seconds, while top speed will be in excess of 300 km/h or 186 mph.

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT is expected to take on the Porsche 911, a very competitive segment. The new sports car will arrive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and will hit the dealerships in March 2015.

Having the positively arched surfaces gives the new Mercedes-AMG GT that sensuous quality while also giving it a look similar to a sculpture. Looked at on the side, features that are sure to catch one’s eye include the frameless doors and the arched dome-shaped roof line. Sculpted out of the model’s side wall is a muscular element resulting in a feel of dynamism and lightness.

This is made possible even when the vehicle is not moving. Lines and surfaces present on the side are able to flow in a rather dramatic narrowed effect to the rear section. It is worth noting that for this model, the brand made sure not to use any lines in its shoulder region. The sole line is just one lower down before picking up again in the rear bumper.

This line stretches the body and makes the GT look lighter. Meanwhile the air outlets on the side have two fins each and embody the usual styling feature present in a sports car from Mercedes-Benz. So as not to disrupt to car’s overall look, there are no visible aerials on the GT. In general, the Mercedes-AMG GT symbolizes the sensual purity of both emotion and sportiness.

Characterizing this new model are the signature rear-wheel-drive proportions. Equipped to this two-seater is the front mid-engine biturbo V8 engine. The way it has been positioned allows for the weight to be distributed in an optimal manner and serves as the foundation for the exceptional driving dynamics. This new GT has a unique look and owed to a combination of the broad tail end, greenhouse being moved to the rear, long bonnet and its prominent powerdomes, and the large wheels.

On the rear section, the large tailgate hides what is a truly practical luggage compartment. Daimler AG Vice President for Design Gorden Wagener shares that the new GT is a sports car in its purist form.

He reveals that this new AMG is a modern sports car which represents the spirit of the brand’s glorious sports cars. He says that this is because of the flowing new lings, strongly sculpted surfaces, and the wonderful proportions. The GT is a perfect mix of intelligent and beauty, he adds.

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